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Shin Sekai yori  
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The story is set in Japan a millennium from now. Five children: The protagonist Saki, Satoru, Maria, Mamoru, and Shun have been born and raised in a tranquil town that can be described as a utopia, overflowing with water and green foliage. The world is ruled by people who have the "cursed power" or the "gods' power" of telekinesis.
After a certain incident, Saki and the others come to realize the true nature of their world. Before long, they learn everything, including the bloody history that brought humanity to this state. The five throw themselves into life-threatening adventure and fighting to protect friends and a world on the brink of collapse.


Related Series
Shin Sekai yori (Novel) (Adapted From)

Associated Names
From the New World
Shinsekai Yori

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.24-27 (end) by display: none; (1161d ago)
v.6 c.20-23 by display: none; (1291d ago)
v.5 c.16-19 by display: none; (1413d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (Different Settings)
Ends at Vol 7

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User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (146 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.18 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 30th 2016, 8:44pm PST



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Vertical (7 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #780 increased(+95)
Monthly Pos #1582 increased(+59)
3 Month Pos #2016 increased(+277)
6 Month Pos #2484 increased(+213)

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On 662 reading lists
On 460 wish lists
On 331 completed lists
On 28 unfinished lists
On 181 custom lists

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From the New World Manga to End in 2 More Chapters 1380 days, 16 hours, 37 minutes ago

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Shinsekai Yuri, more like   
Rating: N/A
by ferian
September 20th, 2013, 1:11pm
The anime and the novel have far superior storytelling. Here, the story is a jambled mess. Build up, which made the anime so suspenseful, is almost absent here. This manga would benefit greatly from a much slower, measured pacing.

Cutting the yaoi parts was unnecessary (especially considering the unwelcome changes to the story that this caused), in my opinion, but the yuri gets my full approval.

edit: Dat final solution...
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Just keep pleasuring her until she believes she's human... No matter how silly the notion of it working is, it's hilarious enough for me to excuse any attached plot hole.

... Last updated on October 11th, 2013, 9:48am
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Why the hell did they turn this into an Ecchi story?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Suzushiro
November 12th, 2012, 8:31am
As much as I hate to admit, I am actually kind of enjoying this alternate version of Shinseki Yori because of the addition of the H and Yuri element. Does anybody else find the manga more fun to read than the novel or the anime?
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Worthwhile retelling   
Rating: N/A
by Dr. Love
August 19th, 2015, 11:49am
As someone who watched the anime first this was a decent read. If you're expecting this to be 1:1 with the anime then you couldn't be more wrong. The main story beats are all present but the story flows differently, some characters get fleshed out more than in the anime and there are even some new characters who weren't included in the anime. There are things the manga did a better job on and there are things the anime did a better job on.

Do keep in mind that this version has a lot of (yuri) fanservice, which I don't mind, but sometimes it comes off as incredibly forced.
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The art!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Dright
November 12th, 2012, 8:25pm
The art is mind-bendingly good! So good it doesn't even make sense!

I feel like it's even better than to-love-ru, and from me that's saying something. And to top it off the setting seems good and the plot is easy to understand! A sure ten from me.
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I'm waiting for the novel (to be completely translated)   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Kuroi
March 6th, 2015, 7:32am
I had already watched the anime, which is one of the best I'll probably watch, I started this manga. The art is good beyond words, not only the cute girls (and boys), just look at those backgrounds!

I'm against using "yaoi" and "yuri" terminology in this work because (at least yaoi) are very specific names of specific genres (originally, "yaoi" means "nonsense"). They're (inexistent) "gay" and (too much) "lesbian" scenes, and they had a purpose. I would be hypocritical if I say I don't enjoy girl-on-girl action, but they are too long and too much, and it was embarrasing to read it on the bus; one of my friends asked me "what are you reading?" I replied "I'm still with the hentai manga I showed you the other day".

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The downtone of Shun and Satoru relationship from lovers to good pals is a wrong choice (I would prefer to keep them boyfriends but not showing me their relationship graphically): when I watched the anime, I was horrified by that kiss between Satoru and Shun, but I understand that it had a purpose, and it was justified both by the social organization and the personal relations between the main characters, in fact, as an amateur writer, I feel jealousy of the author for this whole idea of the bonobos (including same-sex relationships). It's brilliant, he is a damn genius.

OK, that was too much whining about terminology and gayness. Let's move on.

I like the more joyous characters, specially Shun, Maria and Saki, all of them are less melancholic that the anime, even Mamoru is annoying (but still very annoying). Maria is more cheerful and aggresive, Saki is less frozen by revelation and more instantly shocked (this way she can act) and Shun is more charismatic and less gloomy (it worked fine in the anime nonetheless).

I read reviews about the novel that tells that it is very dark and cruel, the sex scenes unappealing, sad and ultimately unsatisfactory for the characters. I like how it sounds, I'm waiting for it.

... Last updated on March 6th, 2015, 7:38am
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There's never enough!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pandasamurai
May 6th, 2014, 8:59pm
Shin Sekai Yori has been my favorite story, and I am excited to see that it's being made into a formidable manga; the level of Oikawa's art is astonishing. The story doesn't cut too many corners so the story is still very cohesive and the emotion riding the plot is as glorious as ever.
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I am still angry at the paranoid, murdering schoolteachers, utterly disgusted by the Queerats (like the way they look and how they get treated by humans) and I'm raining tears when Saki learns of Maria's death.
I hope that the author decides to revisit Saki's world in a sequel. By the way, Risa Taneda who voiced Saki got more than 20 new roles for various anime because she did so well in Shin Sekai Yori. Ah, I could die a little more peacefully if I had her voice from Wareta Ringo playing nearby as I did. The Yuri elements might not be everyone's cup of tea, (I can hear my friend Kassidy yelling, "Where's the Yaoi?!") but it's mine for certain.
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Amazing Plot   
Rating: N/A
by emkat
November 15th, 2012, 10:44pm
The plotline is great, and its scope is very ambitious. It's interesting how they added so many ecchi elements to a relatively dark storyline. The art is one of the best I've seen in a manga and it has very fast paced and enjoyable action.

What I'm curious is if they remember what happened to Reiko and are just ignoring the reality. If that's the case it's really dark and strange and I wonder what will happen to the other characters.

... Last updated on November 15th, 2012, 10:46pm
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Isn't quite there   
Rating: N/A
by yuno19
November 25th, 2013, 9:34pm
Yes, the bigger problem it face is pacing. The manga will benefit greatly with more structured story telling, revealing strange nature of the world in timely manner. I can imagine the thrill if they don't get revealed whimsically. Exclusion of yaoi, since it's mentioned to be exist in the novel, is a welcomed alteration, since I believe demographic for manga is more segmented than for novel. The art is great, but the design is not.

Would not recommend.
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the story !   
Rating: N/A
by Yurella
August 13th, 2013, 11:24pm
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To be honest, I like the manga better than the anime or novel, because in my opinion the novel and anime is a bit slow-paced and out of order so it leaves confusion as to the manga is organized and I could completely understand what's going on. If we were to decide I bet Shinsekai Yori would be more famous if they followed the manga since it's more understandable. Also, I have noticed that 75% have been rooting to not kill off Maria so I just hope that they would atleast alter those events since it's an economical demand and might invite more readers from the unexpected turn of events! the art is also awesome and the plot is better ~ Maria ♥ Saki
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What the?!!   
Rating: N/A
by rennov
May 29th, 2015, 10:11pm
Honestly, that was my first reaction when I saw the yaoi/yuri scene at the series. Well, not that I mind the Yuri... but, really... is that even necessary for this kind of thriller-tense-wannabe series?

Take that aside, overall, my review more or less have the same tone with mr/miss residentgrigo. The plot is somehow messed up (one time about school life, another time about 'odd' romance, another time about war of certain clan), the twist is not that awesome, and the thriller tension of certain arc... is fail I guess.

Thankfully, The art is great (u should look at the anime if u don't believe it).

Well, I haven't finished the series, but seeing how 'boring' the plot is... I hope I can convince myself to watch/read it again. But, given how great the anime/novel rating, I guess it's just me having a different preference of story

... Last updated on May 29th, 2015, 10:18pm
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